Gossamer Blue | us...

this months project share is featured over at Gossamer Blue, a couples layout. something i rarely scrapbook because we rarely snap "selfies" or have them taken of us. so this was nice to dive into a layout project US! read more about the project on the GB blog...

Gossamer Blue | November Blog Hop...

hey everyone! welcome to another fun and inspirational blog hop, presented to you by the Gossamer Blue design team. we have lots of layouts, project life and cards to share with you using lots of goodies from the November kits.

if you're following along, you should have arrived here from Brenda Weaver blog. but no worries if you stumble, you can pick right back up beginning at GB's blog.

i am having fun creating extra projects for the blog hops lately, but at the same time, i've not been using the printables as much as i would like. so, i challenged myself to create a simple page doing just that. i used most of the circle elements from both the life pages and main kit printables. added a few stamp word accents, heart embellishments for balance and softened the journaling with vellum. a quick and easy layout all while still getting my story across.


this months color palette is so yum, lots of purples, teals, yellows... my faves! so, so good! i hope you are having fun creating with your November kits. challenge yourself to create with just a few sets of elements and see what comes of it.

now on to Diane's blog... happy creating :)

GB Blog
Anabelle O'Malley
Beshka Kueser
Brenda Weaver
Cindy Liebel<<<URHERE<<<
Diane Payne
Emily Spahn
Erin Taylor 
Eunyoung Lee  
Jill Cornell 
Heather Leopard 
Jill Keller 
Kasia Przbyt 
Katie Ehmann 
Keisha Campbell 
Laura Rahel Crosby  
Maria Lacuesta 
Melanie Blackburn  
Michelle Wooderson 
Nicole Harper 
Rebecca Luminarias 
Sabrina Alery
Vanessa Perry 

Gossamer Blue | more November kit inspiration...

the pattern papers i used in for the background page can be found in add-on #2 kit, which is already sold out. i'm a sucker for woodgrain pattern papers, but when i saw the birch paper, i was in heaven. this page was originally going to be created in the 8.5x11 size, but the photo and elements covered too much of the birch. so, 12x12 page was in order...

i like how square and rectangle blocks compliment each other... totally inspired by my PageMaps November sketch layout. another simple design, using a mix of embellishments with different surface textures. the glitter word title especially adds pop to this all by tween page.

if you haven't yet, November main add-on kit is still available... be sure to grab it before it's gone!! i hope you enjoy creating with the November kits as much as i have. it's really a great one!!


PageMaps | November sketch...

FINALLY, getting around to sharing some layouts i've created this month... here is the November PageMaps sketch design i chosed to create my layout for the month...

each months sketch is always fun and seeing the layout come together makes it that much more fun. i really love this sketch. it's the simple with linear details in it's design with a few randomness all around. bounced colors off the images to complete my page... white, blacks, pinks and blues. i love the overall feel of the color palette and design.

each block is simply layered with simple, cohesive elements and embellished with paper, plastic and wooden accents. i also used some of the new stamps to create a border along the top of the large pattern border and another one i created into an embellishment.

last year my friend Penny and i spent a lovely day visiting one of the many lovely museums downtown Richmond. we don't get to see each other very often anymore, but when we do, every second is cherished.

have a lovely week.... xo!

WITL | day 7...

the last and final day... our day of relaxation!

i used today to rest my ankle. the week was long, busy and productive, yet FUN! so i pretty much just sat around with my feet up. days like today are much needed... everyone was up a little 7am (that's sleeping in for me) and about 40 images captured today...

Tyler grabbed the paper for me and complained about having to do it then he quickly ran upstairs to watch Catching Fire all while giving me the third degree about taking his picture...ha!

walked passed the mans office and he's busy playing a game, all bundled up in his thick sweater... Nala chewing on her rawhide bone.

i sat to watch the new Transformers movie, which i loved, with my cup of coffee and Sunday paper i have yet to read still and we enjoyed bacon sandwiches for breakfast.

Nala napping while i watched my 3rd movie... i know. while i relaxed off my feet, Tim & Corinne took the time to put my Ikea cart together for me. that was a huge help. so sweet of them...

Tyler sat on the floor to watch a Netflix movie w/ me and Corinne rolled my her AG dolls around the house in my cart.

found more of Corinnes toys chillin inside my cart while she was playing a game on my tablet...

Tried convincing Tyler to help w/ a few things downstairs, but he bailed and so the man and i ventured outside to clean up the garden beds...

it's expected to freeze overnight... harvesting all the sweet potatoes and tomatoes was imperative...

my sage bush is three or four years old. it has survived many winters and sprung back like crazy. but, it's taking over my herb garden. the dirt in front is where i removed the small thyme bush that was being hovered by the sage bush and replanted it on the back side. then we went out front to plant some tulip bulbs (so last minute) and hope they make it and blossom nicely in the spring...

our yard lighting hasn't been working well lately, so Tim cleaned up the tops and here is our big bucket of veggies we harvested. a batch of beets didn't turn out but i have some in the fridge already that did very well.

back inside i enjoyed a couple of truffles i bought at the farmers market Saturday...crazy amazing good; watched a movie w/ the kids and prepared dinner...

thanks to for taking a peek in this weeks WITL project... xo!
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